Red Breasted Birds

These birds have recognizable red plumage on their chests. Some birds known for red feathers on their breasts include finches, grosbeaks, and woodpeckers.

Red Breasted Birds

List of Birds That Have Red Breasts

  • ‘I‘iwi
  • American Goldfinch
  • American Robin
  • ʻApapane
  • Cassin’s Finch
  • Common Chaffinch
  • Common Linnet
  • Common Redpoll
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Crimson-collared Grosbeak
  • Eared Quetzal
  • Elegant Trogon
  • Eurasian Bullfinch
  • European Robin
  • Frigate Bird
  • Hepatic Tanager
  • House Finch
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Orange-breasted Bunting
  • Painted Bunting
  • Painted Redstart
  • Painted Whitestart
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Purple Finch
  • Pyrrhuloxia
  • Red Crossbill
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Scarlet Honeycreeper
  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Scarlet Myzomela
  • Scarlet Robin
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Summer Tanager
  • Varied Thrush
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • White-winged Crossbill


1. Which small birds have red breasts?

Small birds with red chests include the American goldfinch, the scarlet tanager, and the summer tanager.

2. Which sparrow-like bird has a red breast?

The house finch appears very similar to a sparrow but can be distinguished with the help of its red breast.

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